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Penis Bumps Could Be Ingrown Hairs

Dr. Vinod Raina 90% (4568 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Bumps Could Be Ingrown Hairs

Penis Bumps Could Be Ingrown Hairs

Penis bumps can be caused by many different factors and, depending on what the root cause is, may signify something serious. Very often, however, penis bumps are a sign of a relatively benign issue and don't mean a serious penis health crisis is present. One reason for penis bumps that may surprise men is simply ingrown hairs.

Ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs are hairs that get under the skin, become inflamed and create bumps. Most often ingrown hairs occur after a hair has been shaved or tweezed off. They are most frequently found in men with curly hair, as the curvature of the follicle makes it easier for it to grow back under the skin. When a razor cuts a curly hair, it creates a sharp ending; if the hair is cut at a point where it is curving inward, the sharp end is able to pierce the skin and grow inward. This is more likely to happen if the skin is being shaved while dry and if the skin is pulled tight while being shaved.

Known medically as pseudofolliculitis barbae, ingrown hairs that cause penis bumps are much more common among men who shave their pubic area. (They also occur more commonly on the face and can occur on the torso, arms or legs, if a man shaves any of those body parts as well.) With manscaping becoming more popular, the potential for more penis bumps from ingrown hairs is increasing.

Ingrown hairs can be recognized from the following symptoms. Remember, a man does not need to have all the symptoms to have an ingrown hair.

  •  Small, rounded bumps
  •  Small lesions that are filled with pus
  • skindarkening in the affected area (also known as hyperpigmentation)
  •  Pain and itching
  •  Embedded hairs

Complications

In addition to the possibility of penis bumps, ingrown hairs can cause other complications. Because the bumps tend to itch, scratching too much can lead to irritation and a possible bacterial infection. In some cases, scratching may also lead to small cuts in the skin. For people who are so inclined, these cuts may turn into keloids, scarring that occurs in a "raised" form that tends to spread out over a greater area than the cut itself.

Prevention

Men who manscape should take some precautions to help prevent ingrown hairs (and subsequent penis bumps). These include:

- Be sure to wash the area with warm water before shaving.

- Find a gentle lubricating shaving cream (or gel); be sure it doesn't contain harsh chemicals which might irritate the sensitive skin.

- Only use a sharp razor, never a dull one. After each stroke of the razor, rinse it clean.

- Don't pull the skin too tight while shaving.

Ingrown hairs often resolve on their own. However, if the bumps continue, or if they become infected, contact a doctor to determine the best way of treating them.

Penis bumps due to ingrown hairs are often accompanied by other penis skin issues. Keep the penis in better general health by regularly utilizing a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Penis skin needs to be moisturized, so select a crème that includes both a high-end emollient (Shea butter is very good) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). In addition, enrich the skin by choosing a crème with a potent antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This will enable the skin to fight excess free radicals and thereby better avoid the heavy damage caused by oxidative stress. Keeping penis skin strong and healthy can help keep the penis strong and healthy.

 

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I have severe itching on my balls for the last 5 years. None of the treatment could cure it so far .Can you suggest a solution.

Dr. Arun Desai 92% (270 ratings)
BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
I have severe itching on my balls for the last 5 years. None of the treatment could cure it so far .Can you suggest a...
your Problems Is Tinea Cruris it is kind of dermatophytosis DERMATOPHYTOSIS/DADRU. DADRU – ringworm, dermatophytosis or tinea infection is a burst out condition of the skin. Due to bursting of exterior through the skin leads to circular or different shaped skin patches with itching. It is also commonly explained as fungal skin infection. CLASSIFICATION Depending upon the site of affliction the lesions are named as below- Scalp -Tinea capitis – also known as scalp ringworm Body -Tinea corporis Whole body surface -Tinea universalis Neck -Tinea versicolor Face -Tinea faciei Beard -Tinea barbae Groin and buttock -Tinea cruris – also known as jock itch Hand -Tinea manuum Feet-Tinea pedis – athlete’s toes, athlete’s feet Nails-Tinea unguium WHY THIS HAPPENED? Poor nutrition – leading to less immunity, more proneness to infection Excessive sweating Hot and humid climate – excessive sweating, leading to moist skin Debilitating/ chronic diseases – compromised immunity Poor hygiene, poor living conditions, Diabetes – diabetic patients are usually more prone to skin diseases Administration of cortico- steroids and immune suppressing agents, leading to compromised immunity. More chance for the fungus to invade. Infection: Fungal parasitic infection sweat infection TO DO Warm water Astringent-bitter and light food Regular washing and bathing Proper exercise – to improve body strength and immunity Buttermilk Light and easily digestible food Turmeric, curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamom NOT TO DO. Oily food, junk foods, sodas – upsets stomach and intestines, worsens immunity strength Cold water Dust and contaminants Heavy and excessive food Slimy and spicy food Night awakening Improper bowel habit etc PREVENTIVE TIPS AND HOME REMEDIES For any type of skin disorders due to infection – mix 10 grams of turmeric powder in 100 ml of neem oil. Apply it over the skin lesions, 30 minutes before bath, everyday. Believe it or not, a perianal abscess was cured with this simple remedy. (You can see a testimonial about it here) For all skin disorders, mix a tablespoon of Khadira (Acacia catechu powder) in a tub of hot water and use it for bathing. Read more about this home remedy In case of Jock itch (affecting groins), wear loose-fitting under garments. Apply cosmetic powder to keep the skin dry. To prevent scalp fungal infection, do not use very old and infested combs, brushes and such other hair care products. If you have groin fungal infection (Jock itch) and athlete’s foot together, then treating groin infection alone will not be sufficient. The foot infection can spread to groin and jock itch may recur. Do not share cloth, sports instruments, towels with others Wash thoroughly after suspected skin contact Avoid tight-fitting cloths. Change your socks and underwear repeatedly, if needed. After bath, make sure to dry the skin completely. If you have athlete’s foot, put your socks on before your underwear so that the infection does not spread. Avoid using oily skin products. Reduce your exposure to the afternoon sun. Increased sweating causes worsening of infection. Wear cotton cloth, which absorbs the sweat and moisture completely. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT 1.Dadrughni Vati 2.Panchanimbadi vati. 3.Guggulu tiktak mahakashaya 4.Rasottamadi lep 5.Vidangarista 6.Khadirarista. Apart form this appropritae antifungal medications and tropical oint necessary to eradicate it from the root and for non recurrence. NOTE ALL MEASURES DONE TOGHTER WITH PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND PROPER MANAGEMEMT THEN IT WILL GET ERADICATED PERMANANTLY. I NEED your DETAILED HISTORYINVESTIGATIONS AND PREVIOUS MEDICATIONS DETAILS OF IT PROBLES. I HAVE VERY GOOD AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR THIS PROBLEMS SAFE. EFFECTIVE NO SIDE EFFECTS. YOU CAN CONSULT ME FOR THIS PROBLEMS. I WISH U HAPPY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE AHEAD GOD BLESS YOU.
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Hi, I am 25 years female. Nowadays many people are suffering from skin fungus. I am also facing the same issue, I got infected near my thighs and my pubic area and also my mom is facing same issue Please recommend some cream or home remedy to get rid soon.

Dr. G. Rangaswamy 92% (929 ratings)
Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Hi,
I am 25 years female.
Nowadays many people are suffering from skin fungus.
I am also facing the same issue,
I got...
You need to keep the area meticulously clean and dry. Take bath morning and evening and after bath pay special attention to the area affected between the thighs and pubic area and dry it thoroughly. Apply face powder between the thighs and pubic area so that the area remain dry for long. If no improvement come back in private chat or consult your local doctor.
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Hi I have fungus infection from Last month I have treated by MD Dr. but not getting batter now he suggest me To go at another Dr. please suggest me.

Dr. Arun Desai 92% (270 ratings)
BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
your PROBLEMS DERMATOPHYTOSIS/DADRU. DADRU – ringworm, dermatophytosis or tinea infection is a burst out condition of the skin. Due to bursting of exterior through the skin leads to circular or different shaped skin patches with itching. It is also commonly explained as fungal skin infection. CLASSIFICATION Depending upon the site of affliction the lesions are named as below- Scalp -Tinea capitis – also known as scalp ringworm Body -Tinea corporis Whole body surface -Tinea universalis Neck -Tinea versicolor Face -Tinea faciei Beard -Tinea barbae Groin and buttock -Tinea cruris – also known as jock itch Hand -Tinea manuum Feet-Tinea pedis – athlete’s toes, athlete’s feet Nails-Tinea unguium WHY THIS HAPPENED? Poor nutrition – leading to less immunity, more proneness to infection Excessive sweating Hot and humid climate – excessive sweating, leading to moist skin Debilitating/ chronic diseases – compromised immunity Poor hygiene, poor living conditions, Diabetes – diabetic patients are usually more prone to skin diseases Administration of cortico- steroids and immune suppressing agents, leading to compromised immunity. More chance for the fungus to invade. Infection: Fungal parasitic infection sweat infection TO DO Warm water Astringent-bitter and light food Regular washing and bathing Proper exercise – to improve body strength and immunity Buttermilk Light and easily digestible food Turmeric, curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamom NOT TO DO. Oily food, junk foods, sodas – upsets stomach and intestines, worsens immunity strength Cold water Dust and contaminants Heavy and excessive food Slimy and spicy food Night awakening Improper bowel habit etc PREVENTIVE TIPS AND HOME REMEDIES For any type of skin disorders due to infection – mix 10 grams of turmeric powder in 100 ml of neem oil. Apply it over the skin lesions, 30 minutes before bath, everyday. Believe it or not, a perianal abscess was cured with this simple remedy. (You can see a testimonial about it here) For all skin disorders, mix a tablespoon of Khadira (Acacia catechu powder) in a tub of hot water and use it for bathing. Read more about this home remedy In case of Jock itch (affecting groins), wear loose-fitting under garments. Apply cosmetic powder to keep the skin dry. To prevent scalp fungal infection, do not use very old and infested combs, brushes and such other hair care products. If you have groin fungal infection (Jock itch) and athlete’s foot together, then treating groin infection alone will not be sufficient. The foot infection can spread to groin and jock itch may recur. Do not share cloth, sports instruments, towels with others Wash thoroughly after suspected skin contact Avoid tight-fitting cloths. Change your socks and underwear repeatedly, if needed. After bath, make sure to dry the skin completely. If you have athlete’s foot, put your socks on before your underwear so that the infection does not spread. Avoid using oily skin products. Reduce your exposure to the afternoon sun. Increased sweating causes worsening of infection. Wear cotton cloth, which absorbs the sweat and moisture completely. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT 1.Dadrughni Vati 2.Panchanimbadi vati. 3.Guggulu tiktak mahakashaya 4.Rasottamadi lep 5.Vidangarista 6.Khadirarista. Apart form this appropritae antifungal medications and tropical oint necessary to eradicate it from the root and for non recurrence. NOTE ALL MEASURES DONE TOGHTER WITH PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND PROPER MANAGEMEMT THEN IT WILL GET ERADICATED PERMANANTLY. I NEED your DETAILED HISTORYINVESTIGATIONS AND PREVIOUS MEDICATIONS DETAILS OF IT PROBLES. I HAVE VERY GOOD AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR THIS PROBLEMS SAFE. EFFECTIVE NO SIDE EFFECTS. U CAN CONSULT ME FOR THIS PROBLEMS. I WISH U HAPPY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE AHEAD GOD BLESS YOU. REGARDS
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I am going through jock itch and ring worms and trust me they are worst they are continuously spreading I am using candid dusting powder but that is not working at all it itches a lot I am a lot and when I itch it becomes red and it hurts please help me what should I do now because I can not tolerate it now.

Dr. Arun Desai 92% (270 ratings)
BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
DERMATOPHYTOSIS/DADRU. DADRU – ringworm, dermatophytosis or tinea infection is a burst out condition of the skin. Due to bursting of exterior through the skin leads to circular or different shaped skin patches with itching. It is also commonly explained as fungal skin infection. CLASSIFICATION Depending upon the site of affliction the lesions are named as below- Scalp -Tinea capitis – also known as scalp ringworm Body -Tinea corporis Whole body surface -Tinea universalis Neck -Tinea versicolor Face -Tinea faciei Beard -Tinea barbae Groin and buttock -Tinea cruris – also known as jock itch Hand -Tinea manuum Feet-Tinea pedis – athlete’s toes, athlete’s feet Nails-Tinea unguium WHY THIS HAPPENED? Poor nutrition – leading to less immunity, more proneness to infection Excessive sweating Hot and humid climate – excessive sweating, leading to moist skin Debilitating/ chronic diseases – compromised immunity Poor hygiene, poor living conditions, Diabetes – diabetic patients are usually more prone to skin diseases Administration of cortico- steroids and immune suppressing agents, leading to compromised immunity. More chance for the fungus to invade. Infection: Fungal parasitic infection sweat infection TO DO Warm water Astringent-bitter and light food Regular washing and bathing Proper exercise – to improve body strength and immunity Buttermilk Light and easily digestible food Turmeric, curry leaves, cinnamon, cardamom NOT TO DO. Oily food, junk foods, sodas – upsets stomach and intestines, worsens immunity strength Cold water Dust and contaminants Heavy and excessive food Slimy and spicy food Night awakening Improper bowel habit etc PREVENTIVE TIPS AND HOME REMEDIES For any type of skin disorders due to infection – mix 10 grams of turmeric powder in 100 ml of neem oil. Apply it over the skin lesions, 30 minutes before bath, everyday. Believe it or not, a perianal abscess was cured with this simple remedy. (You can see a testimonial about it here) For all skin disorders, mix a tablespoon of Khadira (Acacia catechu powder) in a tub of hot water and use it for bathing. Read more about this home remedy In case of Jock itch (affecting groins), wear loose-fitting under garments. Apply cosmetic powder to keep the skin dry. To prevent scalp fungal infection, do not use very old and infested combs, brushes and such other hair care products. If you have groin fungal infection (Jock itch) and athlete’s foot together, then treating groin infection alone will not be sufficient. The foot infection can spread to groin and jock itch may recur. Do not share cloth, sports instruments, towels with others Wash thoroughly after suspected skin contact Avoid tight-fitting cloths. Change your socks and underwear repeatedly, if needed. After bath, make sure to dry the skin completely. If you have athlete’s foot, put your socks on before your underwear so that the infection does not spread. Avoid using oily skin products. Reduce your exposure to the afternoon sun. Increased sweating causes worsening of infection. Wear cotton cloth, which absorbs the sweat and moisture completely. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT 1.Dadrughni Vati 2.Panchanimbadi vati. 3.Guggulu tiktak mahakashaya 4.Rasottamadi lep 5.Vidangarista 6.Khadirarista. Apart form this appropritae antifungal medications and tropical oint necessary to eradicate it from the root and for non recurrence. NOTE ALL MEASURES DONE TOGHTER WITH PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND PROPER MANAGEMEMT THEN IT WILL GET ERADICATED PERMANANTLY. I NEED your DETAILED HISTORYINVESTIGATIONS AND PREVIOUS MEDICATIONS DETAILS OF IT PROBLES. I HAVE VERY GOOD AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR THIS PROBLEMS SAFE. EFFECTIVE NO SIDE EFFECTS. U CAN CONSULT ME FOR THIS PROBLEMS. I WISH U HAPPY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE AHEAD GOD BLESS YOU. REGARDS.
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I have alopecia Barbae almost from 1 year now. I have not taken any medication or anything for a long time and it has grow a lot. Is there any treatment in homeopathy which has 100 percent success rate.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 88% (1691 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I have alopecia Barbae almost from 1 year now. I have not taken any medication or anything for a long time and it has...
For hair problems complaints Homoeopathy is best solution. As your age is less we can treat you very effectively. Homoeopathy is very best 4 you bcoz it wil give you holistic solution 1.Include foods in your diet, which are replete in vitamins like Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Also incorporate proteins; eating the right foods can help you get the hair you always wanted. 2.Indulging yourself in regular exercises is also crucial in order to maintain good and healthy hair. 3.Using vitamin E capsules and hair revitalizers occasionally can enhance your hair growth. 4.Avoid using hair dryers as they may damage your hair if used from a close proximity.
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What are the natural home remedies for alopecia barbae around chin & natural proper foods please guide me.

Dr. Col V C Goyal 94% (8950 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
What are the natural home remedies for alopecia barbae around chin & natural proper foods please guide me.
1.Sulphur may help you grow new hair so take more Garlic, onion, eggs 2.7.Take good healthy nutritious diet including fruits and vegetables- Eggs, Cheese ,Cauliflower ,Whole Grain atta, berries, mushrooms, banana, carrot ,peanut (good source of biotin vit B7) 8.Curry leaves extract (boiling in water and taking that water) 9.Do not apply any gel/lotion /any other chemical. 10.Get thyroid t3 t4 tsh tested medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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The Bald Facts - Is Alopecia The Reason of Baldness?

Dr. Amit Seth 91% (53 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
The Bald Facts - Is Alopecia The Reason of Baldness?

Find Out the Type of Alopecia the Bald Patches Might Be Indicating

Alopecia Areata is the most prominent kind of alopecia that causes hair fall. It happens if your immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in excessive shedding and even bald patches. Generally, people below 20 are most affected by this condition but it may occur to any individual irrespective of age and gender. The hair loss is reversible on its own and treatments are also available. Below is a list of different types of Alopecia Areata that have been diagnosed in people.

  • Alopecia Universalis (AU) - This kind of alopecia leads to complete hair loss from the body, including eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Alopecia Totalis (AT) - Alopecia Tolalis causes shedding of hair from the scalp making one bald.
  • Alopecia Barbae - When Alopecia Areata occurs at the beard area making patches or wiping the entire area smooth, it is called Alopecia Barbae.
  • Scarring Alopecias (Cicatricial Alopecias) - This is the rarest form of Alopecia where one loses hair permanently.
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) - Also called male or female pattern baldness, this type of alopecia causes excessive thinning of hair to the point that the scalp is almost visible. This is a progressive kind of hair loss that is most common in people with hereditary alopecia.
  • Traction Alopecia - This type of alopecia results from excessive pulling on the hair, which causes tension in the hair follicles. Primarily seen in women because of certain kind of hairstyles, it can lead to damage of hair shafts preventing re-growth of hair.
  • Telogen Effluvium - If more than normal amount of hair falls out then, it is called Telogen Effluvium. It is usually innocuous and the hair returns to its former glory after the phase has passed.
  • Anagen Effluvium - This type of hair loss is caused due to chemicals used to treat cancer. After the completion of the treatment, hair usually grows back to its normal state. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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I am 25 and my moustache is very thin. I got a patchy beard. Can any medicine help me grow thicker moustache and a proper beard.

Dt. Amar Singh 91% (10236 ratings)
B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 25 and my moustache is very thin. I got a patchy beard. Can any medicine help me grow thicker moustache and a pr...
Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.
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Razor Bumps - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Dr. Latika Arya 90% (163 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Razor Bumps - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

What is Razor Bump (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae)?

It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in blacks who shave regularly.

Who gets razor bumps?

About 50% of black males are said to be affected. Other races can also be affected. Though the condition is most commonly reported in men, women who remove unwanted hair also suffer from this condition.

Causes of Razor Bumps-

The condition is caused by both genetic factors and various hair removal methods.

Genetic factors:

  1. Curved hair follicles and curly hair
  2. A defect in the gene for the hair protein keratin 6hf

Hair removal methods may cause razor bumps by either creating a sharp hair tip that re-enters the skin away from the hair pore (extrafollicular penetration) or by the hair shaft breaking off at different lengths and piercing the follicle from within the skin (transfollicular penetration). An inflammatory reaction is then set up in response to the hair fragments lying in the skin. The following methods may cause razor bumps:

  1. Shaving
  2. Tweezing
  3. Waxing
  4. Electrolysis

Symptoms-

  • Ingrown hairs
  • Red, skin coloured or dark bumps
  • Bumps containing pus

What are the complications of razor bumps?

  • Pigmentary problems (darkening of the area most common)
  • Scarring
  • Abscess formation
  • Psychological problems

Razor bumps are most common on the beard, however they have been reported to occur on the pubic area, legs and scalp.

The Treatment-

There are several treatment options to deal with razor bumps already present. They include:

  • Moisturizers
  • Retinoids
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion

Prevention of Razor Bumps:

It is true to say that 'prevention is better than cure'. Here are the preventions-

  • Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact.
  • Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps. The following is a guide to safer shaving methods:
    • Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving.
    • Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel.
    • Avoid double and triple blade razors.
    • Shave in the direction of hair growth.
    • Do not pull the skin taut.
    • Use a sharp blade, rinse after each stroke.
    • Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation.
  • Clipping hairs with a small pair of facial scissors is an option for women with few unwanted hairs.
  • Chemical depilatories (hair removal creams) are another option for hair removal.
  • Electrolysis is a permanent method of hair removal but requires several sessions. It is operator dependent and can cause bumps and scarring. Waxing and tweezing also have the potential to cause bumps.
  • Eflornithine hydrochloride is a cream that slows the growth of hair and therefore can be used in combination with a hair removal method. It is marketed for women with unwanted facial hair.
  • Anti-androgen drugs can be used in females who have hirsutism (male pattern hair growth e.g. beard hairs)
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